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Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 23 Feb 2002
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ipsec ikeping - send/receive ISAKMP/IKE echo requests/replies
time ] [
num ] [
localport ] [
address ] [
] destaddr[/dstport] ...
sends and receives ISAKMP/IKE echo request and echo reply packets. These
packets are intended for diagnostics purposes, in a manner similar to
does for ICMP echo request/reply packets.
At the time of this writing, the ISAKMP echo request/reply exchange is still
an internet-draft, and is therefore completely non-standard.
will bind to the local address given by
and the port number given by
defaulting to the wildcard address and the ISAKMP port 500. An ISAKMP
exchange of type 244 (a private use number) is sent to each of the
address/ports listed on the command line. The exchange number may be
overridden by the
then listens for replies, printing them as they are received. Replies
are of exchange type 245 or the specified exchange number plus 1.
will keep listening until it either receives as many echo responses as it sent,
or until the timeout period (10 seconds) has been reached. Receipt of a
packet will reset the timer. The
option can be used to specify a different timeout period.
option is given, then
will not send any packets. Instead, it will listen for them and reply to
each request received.
no external files
Written for the Linux FreeS/WAN project
by Michael Richardson.
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Time: 19:04:25 GMT, April 17, 2004